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Handlist description: Lapis lazuli sphinx

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44 (hh) Lapis-lazuli sphinx. 63

L. 3.3: W. at base 1.1 : H. at head 1.7

Sphinx with King's head in lapis lazuli.

This sat on top of some object with a curved top. Base was cut away .2 from edge all round, and .1 deep, in order to inlay it. In addition there was a round peg hole in the centre, another running up from bottom into chest, & a lateral peg hole running in from tail a distance of 1.3.

Treatment Soaked in water to remove dirt.

Card no. 044hh relating to Carter no. 044hh
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